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Investigation method for cascading effects between critical infrastructures

Arvidsson, Björn LU ; Johansson, Jonas LU ; Hassel, Henrik LU and Cedergren, Alexander LU (2015) European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL2015) In Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015 p.3399-3407
Abstract
This paper presents an investigation method for studying cascading effects in incidents, which is to some extent lacking in the scientific literature. Several incident investigation methods are reviewed and used to influence the presented method. The usefulness of the method is demonstrated in a case study for a recent event in Sweden, a severe flooding event in the city of Malmö in south of Sweden 31st of August 2014. The case study revealed that the method enables the gathering and structuring of information about cascading

effects and conditions that affect the outcome of cascading effects. An advantage of the method is that it also captures aggravating or mitigating conditions as well as potential cascading effects, enabling... (More)
This paper presents an investigation method for studying cascading effects in incidents, which is to some extent lacking in the scientific literature. Several incident investigation methods are reviewed and used to influence the presented method. The usefulness of the method is demonstrated in a case study for a recent event in Sweden, a severe flooding event in the city of Malmö in south of Sweden 31st of August 2014. The case study revealed that the method enables the gathering and structuring of information about cascading

effects and conditions that affect the outcome of cascading effects. An advantage of the method is that it also captures aggravating or mitigating conditions as well as potential cascading effects, enabling the study of near misses and alternative scenario developments. Concluding that the method has proven its practical value and it fills a current gap when it comes to investigation methods focused on cascading effects. (Less)
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Cascading Effects, Critical Infrastructures, Risk, Vulnerability, Investigation Method
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Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015
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3399 - 3407
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European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL2015)
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effects and conditions that affect the outcome of cascading effects. An advantage of the method is that it also captures aggravating or mitigating conditions as well as potential cascading effects, enabling the study of near misses and alternative scenario developments. Concluding that the method has proven its practical value and it fills a current gap when it comes to investigation methods focused on cascading effects.},
  author       = {Arvidsson, Björn and Johansson, Jonas and Hassel, Henrik and Cedergren, Alexander},
  booktitle    = {Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015},
  isbn         = {978-113802879-1},
  keyword      = {Cascading Effects,Critical Infrastructures,Risk,Vulnerability,Investigation Method},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {3399--3407},
  publisher    = {ESREL2015},
  title        = {Investigation method for cascading effects between critical infrastructures},
  year         = {2015},
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